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The thermal energy needed to raise the temperature of one kg of a substance ( Heat capacity
the state of being deposited or precipitated Deposition
The transfer of heat from a warm region to a cold region Convection
the continuous ridge of the mountain summits dividing the continent into two main drainage area Continental divide
a U-shaped bend in the course of a river Oxbow
the alternate rising and falling of the sea Tides
an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force Water sheds
hydrological cycle Water cycle
a rising of seawater Upwelling
- an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding Flood plain
a river follow a winding course Meander
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea fresh water
of or found in salt water; living in the sea salt water
the pattern formed by the streams, rivers, and lakes in a particular drainage basin drainage system
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas watershed
the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents erosion
the process where plants absorb water through the roots and then give off water vapor through pores in their leaves transpiration

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weathering and erosion Crossword

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the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents erosion
the process of breaking big rocks into little ones. This process usually happens near the surface of the planet mechanical weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc., caused by chemical reactions (chiefly with water and substances dissolved in it) rather than by mechanical processes. chemical weathering
is caused by the repeated freeze-thaw cycle of water in extreme climates. Most rocks have small cracks in them, called joints (or, tectonic joints). When it rains, rainwater seeps into these joints. As the day cools and temperatures at night drop below freezing, the water inside the joints freezes. frost wedging
an area damaged by scraping or wearing away. abrasion
the process of rocks wearing there old surface off exfoliation
the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water. hydrolysis
ainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes. The main cause is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which combine with atmospheric water to form acids. acid rain
the process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized. oxidation
the movement of surface material caused by gravity. mass movement
move slowly and carefully, especially in order to avoid being heard or noticed. creep
a fluid or hardened stream or avalanche of mud. mud flow
separate or be separated into parts divide
an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin drainage basin
particles in a flowing fluid (usually water) that are transported along the bed. bed load
allow (a liquid, gas, or other substance) to flow out from where it has been confined. discharge
a river thats conected to other rivers river system
a mixture in which particles are dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid. suspension
an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another. gradient
the maximum amount that something can contain. capacity
a curved lake formed at a former oxbow where the main stream of the river has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend. oxbow lake
a winding curve or bend of a river or road. meander
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding. flood plain
the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. competence
a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or standing water. This occurs where a river enters an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, or (more rarely) another river that cannot transport away the supplied sediment delta
a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake. tributary
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. watershed

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Hydrology Unit Crossword

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mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet. HYDROSPHERE
water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations Ground water
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. Watershed
study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets HYDROLOGY
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea FRESHWATER
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas HYDROSPHERE
an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials AQUIFER
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, UPWELLING
The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life STEWARDSHIP
biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a single identifiable source of air, Water pollution, thermal, noise or light pollution POINT SOURCE POLLUTION
introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change POLLUTION
saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water SALINITY
water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. NONPOINTPOLLUTION
the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye TURBIDITY
a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae ALGAL BLOOM
a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity(alkalinity) of an aqueous solution pH
of, found in, or produced by the sea MARINE
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere POLLUTANT
species that can be used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. BIO-INDICATOR
change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase CONDENSATION
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. PRECIPITATION
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. RUNOFF
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase EVAPORATION
process of water movement through a lant and its evaporation from aerial parts TRANSPIRATION

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OCEANOGRAPHY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Below sea level BASIN
mean flow current
underwater landmass CONTINENTALSHELF
seaward border of the continental shelf continental slope
steep depressions in the deepest parts of the ocean trench
underwater plain on the deep ocean floor abyssal plain
underwater mountains that rise hundreds or thousands of feet from the seafloor. seamount
A wide, gentle incline from an ocean bottom to a continental slope. continental rise
studies the ocean oceanography
an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics mid-ocean ridge
underwater vehicles submersible
shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs lagoon
fluids exiting through diffuse flows are usually cooler, less toxic sea floor vent
partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
aquatic drifting organisms which means they are incapable of swimming against the current and instead plankton

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Weathering Erosion Surface Water Vocabulary Crossword

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The breakup of rock due to exposure to process that occur at or near Earth's surface is called Weathering
Erosion is the removal and transport of materials by natural agents such as _______ and running water Wind
The breakdown of rock that takes place when a rock is broken into smaller peices of the same material without changing its composition MechanicalWeathering
The breakdown or _________ of a rock that takes place when minerals are changed into different substances is called Chemical Weathering Decomposition
A mechanical wheathering process in which water freezes in the cracks of a rock and ________ apart is called frost wedging Wedges
The wearing away of rock material by grinding action is called Abrasion
The peeling of surface layers from _______ bedrock is called exfoliation Exposed
______ is the chemical reaction of water with other substances Hydrolysis
Rainwater that contains unusually high amounts of acids that can be traced back to pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen compounds, and carbon dioxide is called AcidRain
Oxidation is the chemical reaction of ________ with other substances Oxygen
Mass movement is the _________ transportation of large masses of earth materials by gravity Downslope
________ is the slow, often imperceptible, movement of soil down a slope Creep
The downslope movement of water that contains large amounts of suspended clay and silt is called Mudflow
________ is the higher land that separates one drainage basin from another Divide
All the land that ______ into the river either directly or through its tributaries; a watershed is called drainage basin Drains
________ is sand, pebbles, and boulders that are moved along the bed of a stream and that are too heavy to be carried in suspension BedLoad
The volume of water that passes a certain point in a stream or river in a given amount of time is called Discharge
A river and all of its tributaries RiverSystem
_______ is a state in whk materials carried by a river are stirred up and kept from sinking by the turbulence of stream flow Suspention
The slope or incline of an area of land or of a stream is called Gradient
A measure of the total amount of sediment a stream can carry is called Capacity
A crescent-shaped body of water formed when sediments deposited by a river cut off a meander from the river is called OxbowLake
Broad, looping bends in a river are called Meanders
A wide, level area that borders a river and is covered by its water during a flood is called Floodplain
A measure that describes the maximum size of the particles a stream can carry is called Competence
A fan-shaped deposite that forms when a river flows into a quiet or large body of water, such as a lake, and ocean, or an island sea is called Delta
A stream that runs into another stream or river is called a Tributary
All the land that drains into the river either directly or through its tributaries; a drainage basin is called a Watershed

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6.7 Watershed Key terms Crossword

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The land area that supplies water to a river system. Watershed
A ridge of land that separates two watersheds Divide
A stream that flows into a larger stream Tributary
Is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
A river and alot of tributaries River System
The purity of water; how much of other substances are in the water besies the water itself Water Quality
The process of water, ice, wind, or gravity moving sediments Erosion
Pieces of rock or soil that are frequently carried away by moving water in rivers and streams. Sediment
The process of sediment settling ("dropping") in a new location Deposition
The cloudiness or clarity of the water, it determains water quality Turbidity
A broad, flat valley that a river flows through. Flood plain
An area of land that is covered with a shallow layer of waterduring at least part of the year. Wetland
A body of water where fresh water and salt water mix together Estuary
Organisms without backbones, which are visable to the eye without the aid of a microscope (crayfish, snail, worm) Macroinvertebrate
Nonliving factors of a ecosystem Abiotic
The living factors in an ecosystem Biotic
A wetland that looks like a flooded forest with trees and shrubs, most common in the south Swamp
A wetland with tall grass-like plants and no trees. Marsh
A marsh that has brackish or salt water near a coastline. Salt Marsh
Water from precipitation that flows over the ground surface instead of soaking into the ground Runoff
Water that is partly salt and partly fresh, characteritics of estuaries Brackish
This measures how much acidity is in the water. 1-14 PH Potential Hydrogen
A wetland that has mostly mosses, without grasses or trees, most common in the north Bog
Both the living community and the nonliving factors that affect it Ecosystem

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Landforms Crossword

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a photograph of the earth's surface taken from an airplane or spacecraft flying above the earth. aerial photograph
a fan-shape landform deposited at the end of a steep canyon where the slop becomes flatter;fans are usually found in arid regions,like death valley. alluvial fan
a ruler line on a topographic map that shows the scale. bar scale
the bottom of a moutain base
A low area in which the sediments are often deposited. basin
a surveyor's marker usually placed permanently in the ground at a known position and elevation. benchmark
the limit or borer of an area or region. boundary
a v-shape valley cut by a river or stream canyon
a person who makes maps cartographer
the course a stream follows; the deepest part of the river,stream,or harbor channel
an instrument for determining directions by means of a magnetic needle swing freely, pointing to magnetic north compass
a construction of wall across a river that holds the water flowing thought the river,creating a reservoir or lake dam
the solid,rocky outer shell of the earth crust
a line on o topographic map that connects points of equal elevation. contour line
the distance in elevation between contour lines contour interval
a fan-shape (triangular) deposit of earth materials at a mouth of a stream delta
the process by which eroded earth materials settle out in another place deposition
the breakdown and removal of soil and rock by water ,wind or other forces. erosion
vertical distance or height elevation
a community of living things, all the nonliving things that surround it, and the relationship between them ecosystem
a system of rivers and streams that drains an area like the colorado plateau drainage basin

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Earth's Oceans Crossword

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deep narrow valleys of the ocean floor trench
large, flat basin area of the ocean floor abysassal plain
underwater mountain ranges with sea-floor spreading mid-ocean ridge
underwater volcano or mountain sea mount
steep drop from the continental shelf to the continental rise is called continental slope
The gently sloping area from the shoreline to the continental slope is called continental shelf
is a sound signal bounced off the ocean floor to measure depth sonar
what percent is the earth covered with water 75
what percent of the earth is covered by land 25
what percent of the earth's water has salt in it 71
what percent of water is fresh water 4
This describes how much salt is in the water salinity
rainfall and river runoff create more or less salinity in water less
ice formation and evaporation make more or less salinity in water more
what is water pressure? force
what is the amount of matter in an object density
is a sound signal used by sea and land creatures echolocation
tides, currents, and waves are types of motion
how are surface currents formed wind
salinity, temperature, and constant movement create what? deep-water currents
a powerful warm, swift moving atlantic ocean surface current that flows along the coast of the eastern US and up over Europe gulf stream
what continent is warmer because of the gulf stream europe
what force creates tides gravity

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water cycle Crossword

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the scientific study of the movement,distribution and quality of water on Earth and other planets hydrology
frozen water,a brittle,transparent crystalline solid ice
a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea,lake,or another such stream river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea,in particular, each of the main areas into which the sae is divided geographically ocean
the water present between Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations underground water
the degree of compactness of a substance density
the concentration of dissolved salts in water salinity
the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object temperature
a slowly moving mass or river od ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles glacier
of or found in freshwater;not of the sea freshwater
a underwater landmass which extends from a continent continental shelf
the slope between the outer edge of the continental shelf and the deep ocean floor continental slope
a broad flat area of seafloor at the deepest part of an ocean basin abyssal plain
a long seismically active submarine ridge system situated in the middle of an ocean basin mid-ocean ridge

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Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

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What measures the amount of salts dissolved in water? salinity
Which aquatic layer has enough sunlight for photosynthesis? photic zone
Which aquatic layer is below the the photic zone? aphotic zone
Which aquatic layer is located at the very bottom of a body of water? benthic zone
What is the shallow, near-shore part of the photic zone called? littoral zone
What part of the photic zone is home to a rich amount of invertebrates? limnetic zone
What are the areas of land that are flooded with water for part of the year called? wetlands
What are the areas that are located near a river and are periodically flooded called? flood plain
What forms when freshwater from land drainage meets water from an ocean or inland sea? estuary
What is the vertical flow of cold, nutrient rich water towards the surface of a body of water? upwelling
What transports warm water rich in dissolved gases from the surface of the ocean to the depths of the ocean? downwelling
What are aquatic ecosystems with a salinity of 0.5 to 30 ppt called? brackish
What is an isolated, U-shaped body of water called? oxbow lake

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Water Cycle Crossword

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tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

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